10 Real Life Soap Opera Couples
When it comes to the happenings in soap operas, love is always in the air, as couples fall in and out of love on a weekly (or sometimes daily) basis. Go behind the scenes of the most popular daytime soap operas, such as The Young and the Restless (Y&R) and Bold and the Beautiful, and you’ll see many examples of real-life couples who have found love on the set, proving once again that at times life can imitate art. Below are the top 10 real-life soap opera couples, with quite a few finding love on the set of Y&R.
10. Crystal Chappell and Michael Sabatino
Rewinding through the Days of Our Lives (DOOL) history vault and long-time fans may remember Carly and Lawrence. It was a toxic relationship, where Lawrence was controlling and Carly longed for something more. Thankfully their real-life relationship seems nothing of the sorts. In 1990, the two actors met on the DOOL set and were smitten. They got married in early 1997 and are still quite happy today. Chappell and Sabatino have two sons together.
9. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos
Love was certainly in the air on the All My Children set in 1995 when Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos met, fell in love, and eloped that same year. After twenty years of marriage and three kids later, these two superstars still seem to be head-over-heels in love. While Kelly is enjoying a successful talk show career with her mega-hit Live! with Kelly, Mark has enjoyed acting gigs of his own on primetime shows like Pitch, Alpha House, Law and Order, and Riverdale. He often appears on Live! with Kelly alongside his wife as a co-host.